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all equally miserable. welcome to the america of obama. 25-year-old children living with parents, elderly begging for groceries because they cannot afford their own retirement. i am not surprised. things have not been going well the last five years. >> let's pull up a survey here. this is a prosperity survey. in is the top ten places to live from number one is norway. then denmark. sweden. australia. new zealand. canada. finland. here is the deal. how do we climb back to the top ten, peter? >>peter: start growing and competing more effectively. all of these places compete effectively. it is not whether they have big or small government. some have big government but what they have that we don't: effective government that delivers services at a reasonable price. the youngs have national health care. they do it for 50 percent less than we do. their taxes are not so high or their taxes go do help them opposed to paying for mindless bureaucracy. >> norway is number one. peter, will you renounce your citizenship or america still the best country to live? >> why would i renounce being a
double in the coming year. joining us now is the author of decoding the obama health law. she's the former lt. governor of new york, betsy mccoy, who was in my memory, the very first person to start talking about the president's plan for health care. this is back in '09, nobody was talking about it yet and you were sounding this alarm and taking a lot of incoming. >> and here is the law. >> megyn: and she's the one who's read it. >> that's right. >> megyn: look at that, look at the dog eared papers and-- >> here is the new book that describes it in simple terms, beating obamacare. >> megyn: that looks much more digestible. you did not want to see this passed and now it's passed and now you feel that people need a guide to navigate around it the pitfalls, specifically, let's start with premiums. that's what's in the news, that premiums are up and going up higher. >> and there's a simple reason, there is no tooth fairy, and the new federal rule, some of which have already rolled out, are compelling all insurance companies to offer preventive care without a co-pay or deductible.
says president obama. >> the difference between this year and 2011 is the fact that we have made $1.2 trillion in cuts. at the time i indicated that there were cuts that we can sensibly make that would not damage our economy. would not impede growth. >> in a statement, john boehner stood by the efforts to use the debt ceiling as leverage. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing spending at the same time, he said. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real and so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. >> if you think about the first four years. >> hoary addressed concern that is the new cabinet lacks diversity. of the 16 cabinet positions, only two are women. recent appointments to posts have been white men. the president promised the diversity of his second term cabinet will meet that of his first. >> i would suggest that everybody wait until they have seen all my appointments. who is in the white house staff and who is in my cabinet before they rush to judgment. >> the president respond
years, here's president obama with his arm against a republican, and someone will use that against a certain member of congress. so i don't think we can blame the president for his style. it's just another part of this terrible political gridlock we have. president obama is a warm and engaging man. he doesn't have the charm of a john f. kennedy or ronald reagan, but he's plenty friendly to everybody he meets, including reporters. >> he is, indeed. doug, thanks. i want to play some of the highlights from the presidential press conference. this is really what drove the conversation. it is all about the need for the government to pay our bills. >> to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. as the speaker said two years ago, and i'm quoting speaker boehner now, a financial disaster not only for us, but for the worldwide economy. so we've got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put ame
talked at the beginning about presidential leadership and you worked in the obama white house for a year or so. the president has too deal with the debt ceiling. he wants to pass major immigration reform. >> absolutely. >> chris: do something about climate change. has he told you how much political capital he is willing to spend on what is going to be a very tough fight? >> i think that the president has demonstrated tremendous leadership on this issue. i think the country rallied around him and h his leadership because he really was a voice for the parents who lost a child. >> chris: has he told you how much -- >> and i see from his actions and we hear from the white house and we hear from the vice president that they are going to lay down political capital on the issue and i think the one thing i would say to those people like larry and others who said we can't do anything about these issues is that whether it comes from the background checks or dealing with high capacity magazines which was the issue in newtown we can take action and to say that we should do nothing really doesn't res
. stand by. you're in "the situation room." next monday president obama will speak to the american people and to the world in his second inauguration speech. but after four very challenging years in office what tone should the president strike this time around? joining us now democratic strategist paul begala and david frum, a former white house speechwriter for george h.w. bush. also author of "why romney lost." doing very well. here's what the white house press secretary said today about the president's speech preparation. let me play the clip from jay carney. >> all i can tell you is the president in general when he works on a speech writes them long hand on a yellow pad and i've seen some yellow pads filled with writing of late around but i don't have any more details on the speech. >> both of you are former speechwriters. paul, you wrote this on the daily beast. president obama's task is much like the couple renewing their wedding vows after decades of tough but rewarding marriage. if the words are too ideal list, they will seem hollow or saccharine. if too sh
president obama, my name is julia. i'm an 11-year-old who lives here in d.c. there are no words to explain how sad i am about the school shooting. even though i'm not scared for my safety, i'm scared for others. i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be that into politics, but my opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should only be in the most horrible event, where others will get hurt if they are not. i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard to make guns not allowed, not just for me, but the whole united states. my love and regrets, julia. >> that's a very thoughtful letter, julia. why did you decide to sit down and write it? >> well, i was overwhelmed with sadness about the school shooting and knew as one person i couldn't do anything, but i knew that president obama could. so i decided to write this letter hoping that at least he would read it and think of doing something. >> theo, you're the dad. did you
sort of contradicted the narrative that president obama and joed biden were taking during the the election, crazy uncle joe. >> today after ten years of war we face a hell after lot of threats out in this world. number one, we're continuing to fight terrorism. i mean, yes, we've, you know, we've gone after al-qaeda. yes, we've decimated their leadership. but al-qaeda is still there. they're still a threat. they're a threat in yemen, a threat in somalia, they're a threat as we speak in mali. >> sean: i've got to give him some credit he actually used the term "the war on terrorism" and fighting against the president's desire, the democratic party's desire to gut our defense. >> i think that secretary panetta has been a voice of reason here. he talks about the fact that the sequestration would be devastating if the cuts were allowed to go through. he deals with it day in and day out and he understands that the american people need to realize we still face a threat. i think the president, you know, i would really like to see a president, frankly, as dedicated to disarming al-q
from getting the flu for years. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." we begin now with a guessing game about what is in president obama's so called comprehensive proposals to cut down on gun violence. the president and vice president are set to unveil their plans tomorrow and even though officials are trying to keep the deal under wraps, we already know what is in the plan. jessica yellin has been working her sources and joins us live now. what do you know? >> joe, today vice president biden delivered his plan to the president just a month after the newtown shootings and among the top recommendations that the president will unveil tomorrow we're told are enhanced background checks for gun sales of all kinds. the president has outlined two types of paths forward for the president. he has told legislators that he is going to give the president 19 different executive actions that the president can take essentially on his own without any congressional action and this could include better enforcement. keeping data on where the guns are. the government sto
-year fixed below 4%. i think it will stay there for the year. >> alisyn: morgan, thank you. >> thank you. >> alisyn: what is up next for president obama? is it immigration reform? you better watch out. it looks like one republican already has some of his ideas in the works. we're live from washington with details of this. >> mike: plus, a happy homecoming on the the ice. how one military dad pulled off one of the best surprises we've seen. get the tissue ready! ♪ ♪ >> good morning, everyone, it's sunday, january 13th, i'm alisyn camerota. the gun debate rages on, not the n.r.a., but it could be a liberal think tank. >> tucker: the white house isn't just focusing on gun control, coming up on the president's to-do list, i am nation reform. does it mean amnesty for illegals? we'll break down his plan. >> mike: there she is, a new miss america named just last night. >> your n miss america is... miss new york. >> mike: you've got to be kidding me! me. 23-year-old mallory haggan, and "fox & friends" this morning, hour two starts right now. ♪ >> you're right. the other woman has to
massacre is changing attitudes on capitol hill. >>> president obama sworn in for his second term next week. today preparations already are underway in the u.s. capital. the inauguration is expected to be smaller this year than it was in 2009 but will still fee he tour a star studded lineup and enthusiastic mood but tempered by high unemployment and a still faltering economy. if you are feeling tense, here is an idea gaining momentum. get out there and throw a snowball. thousands in seattle turning out for the largest ice slinging fight. the nation's most prominent implementing a new and controversial policy. the washington national cathedral will soon begin allowing same-sex marriages. the church will be among the first episcopal congregations to unemployment lement the new right of marriage. it care areries huge symbolism and advocates of traditional marriage say in their opinion it is the wrong move. joining us is john eastman and reverend gary hall dean of the national cathedral. we will be he begin the conversation with dean hall. thank you for joining us. why this decision, why now?
them to come into the republican party. under the obama policies they are hthey're not doing any better than they were four or five years ago. >> megyn: i've got to leave it at that. >> thanks, megyn. >> megyn: a new debate over religion in our classrooms after one teacher was force today remove certain items from her classroom, including a quote from former president ronald reagan about one nation under god. her story is next. and some who disagree with him on the issues, gun control, are holding ideas, absurd and out of touch and contraire toy what the american people want. radio host mark levin is ahead on what he says is an imperial president, exercising authority he simply does not have. >> from an emotional point of view, it's just so damn infuriating to see the greatest country on the face of the earth run by fusions cons standpointly attacking it from within. >> well, there's a new debate on religion in the classroom, after a public school teacher in new york was forced to remove inspirational posters. she received a counseling letter informing here if she did not take down the
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